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Women’s Bundesliga starts the season with a record crowd

As of: 09/17/2022 6:40 p.m

Champion VfL Wolfsburg started the season with a resounding victory. Competitor Bayern only got one point in Frankfurt – but in front of a record crowd.

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VfL Wolfsburg vs. SGS Essen – the summary

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The footballers of VfL Wolfsburg started their mission of defending their title in the women’s Bundesliga with a clear home win. The double winner defeated SGS Essen in front of 3,217 spectators on Saturday (September 17th, 2022) deservedly 4: 0 (3: 0).

Double goal scorer Ewa Pajor (14th/70th), DFB captain Alexandra Popp (40th) and Tabea Waßmuth (44th) scored against an atmospheric backdrop in the stadium. “The three points are the most important thing. But we still need to score a few more goals,” admitted Pajor.

Record crowd at the opening game

The opening game on Friday evening between Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich had no winner – but offered a new attendance record. 23,200 fans found their way to the Frankfurt stadium, smashing the old record of 12,464 fans.

Against this impressive backdrop, however, no goals were scored. The top game between two very ambitious teams ended 0-0 – a respectable success for Eintracht. Before the kick-off, the vice European champions involved in the game were honored.

The previous attendance record in the league was 12,464 spectators in Wolfsburg (June 2014). “It’s just Frankfurt. But the girls deserve it too,” said Eintracht sports director Markus Krösche on “Eurosport” before the game, looking at the biggest Bundesliga backdrop so far.

Frankfurt more active, Bavaria somewhat disappointing

Both teams struggled on the field in the first half in front of the national coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, chances remained scarce. Bayern Munich under new coach Alexander Straus disappointed after the break, Eintracht made a more active impression. The attacking trio with Lea Schüller, Lina Magull and Klara Bühl had a hard time against the convincing Frankfurt women. After a mistake by Sjoeke Nüsken, Magull missed the huge opportunity to take the lead (48th minute). On the other side, Lara Prasnikar (67th) and Geraldine Reuteler (77th) failed to goalkeeper Maria-Luisa Grohs in a passionate and high-class game, but for a long time there were few goal chances.

The goal for this season is clear: The momentum from the successful European Championships in England should be taken into everyday life, with the start on the big stage a trend-setting signal should be set.

Those: sportschau.de

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